Adopt-A-Nest: 25 nests have hatched, 2446 baby turtles saved!

September 27, 2016

The 2016 Adopt-A-Nest program has come to a successful end: all 25 adopted nests have hatched, saving a grand total of 2446 baby turtles! Sea Turtle Conservation Bonaire would like to congratulate each and every company, that supported their work by adopting a nest, with this great outcome. Congratulations!

 

 

STCB launched the pilot project ‘Adopt-A-Nest’ in 2015, thereby offering local companies the opportunity to protect the endangered sea turtles of Bonaire by adopting a nest. The pilot turned out to be a great success: 7 nests were adopted, saving a total of 693 hatchlings!

 

As a result of this success, STCB decided to continue the Adopt-A-Nest program in 2016. This year, however, to celebrate STCB’s 25th anniversary, a total number of 25 sea turtle nests were made available for adoption. Local companies including resorts, dive schools and financial institutions, were very excited to join this innovative program and soon all 25 nests were adopted.

 

The first adopted nest was laid in May on Klein Bonaire, and the 2016 Adopt-A-Nest program came to an end on September 16th, when the last adopted nest hatched on Te Amo Beach. With their support, local companies enabled STCB to relocate nests that were in danger of drowning and to rescue newborn turtles that became wrapped in roots during hatching. Their support moreover allowed STCB to continue the popular volunteer Beachkeeper program, and permitted them to collect data that will help STCB to protect nests better as well as reveal the health status of Bonaire’s sea turtles.

 

STCB would like to thank each company that has supported their mission by adopting a sea turtle nest. Together we saved 2446 baby turtles!

 

Thank you: Blue Jay Holding Bonaire B.V., Mangrove Info & Kayak Center Bonaire, Piet Boon Bonaire, Foundation Club Roomer (Hotel Roomer Bonaire), Cargill Salt Bonaire B.V., Maduro & Curiel’s Bank Bonaire N.V. (MCB Bonaire Events), Bonaire Office Systems, Dive Friends Bonaire, GAIA Productions, Between 2 Buns, VIP Diving, Bonaire Logistics, Talkativeness & Talk-Activities MC (T&TMC), Harbourtown Real Estate, KPMG Meijburg Caribbean, Divi Flamingo Beach Resort, American Consulting Group B.V., Plaza Resort Bonaire, Pasa Bon Pizza, Great Adventures (Harbour Village Beach Club), RE/MAX Paradise Homes, Jibe City, Sorobon Beach Resort andHamlet Oasis Resort.

 

 

Join our 2017 Adopt-A-Nest now!

 

Adopting a nest is a meaningful way to link your company’s brand to the protection of Bonaire’s most iconic wildlife. Your company can Adopt-A-Nest by donating $600, thereby investing in a sustainable future for Bonaire’s sea turtles. Through press, word of mouth and social media your company will achieve increased visibility and awareness – all of it demonstrating your company’s commitment to the local community.

 

For more information, please send an email to cepa@bonaireturtles.org

or call +599 717 2225.

 

 

 

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